31. Breaking Dawn – Stephenie Meyer – If you have not read this yet and don't want to know what happens, STOP HERE – SPOILERS BELOW.
I kept reading this series because everyone that loves it kept telling me that it gets better. Really, it doesn't. Not if you don't like the first ones. This series was just not for me. I don't like romance, and I'm tired of Bella and Edward's proclamations of love for each other.
Breaking Dawn was perhaps the most bloated YA book I've read. I ended up skimming pages to get to the point, something I rarely do.
However, the straw that broke the camel's back was the convenient way that everything worked out, and no one you really cared about was hurt or killed. No one faced any consequences for anything. There was never any explanation as to why Bella did not behave the way newborn vampires do. It was just a convenient plot device because she had already wasted 400 pages without moving the plot towards the clash with the Volturi. To me, Meyer is not a very good writer, and her writing did not improve over time as I thought it might. So I will respectfully say now that I'm done with her books. I'm truly happy that she inspires teens to read.